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IJEEEE 2020 Vol.10(2): 174-181 ISSN: 2010-3654
doi: 10.17706/ijeeee.2020.10.2.174-181

Green Innovation and Internationalization in Taiwanese Small and Medium Enterprises

Michael Yao-Ping Peng
Abstract—Taiwan is one of the fastest growing economy in Asia region. In Taiwan, SMEs sector is a key component of the economy, accounting for 98.1% of all total business establishments. This study will explore the extent of Green Innovation initiatives by Taiwanese SMEs to leverage itself in achieving product competitive advantage and in internationalizing their venture. To explore the proposed conceptual model, which includes environmental resources, environmental cost and technology usage as independent variable and internationalization as dependent variable, SMEs from multiple industries are included in the sampling frame. Findings show environmental cost is the main determinant of product competitive advantage that influences Taiwanese SMEs internationalization.

Index Terms—Green innovation, competitive advantage, and internationalization.

The author is with Business School, Yango University, China (email: s91370001@mail2000.com.tw).

Cite: email: s91370001@mail2000.com.tw, "Green Innovation and Internationalization in Taiwanese Small and Medium Enterprises," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 174-181, 2020.


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General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, INSPEC (IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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